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By Saed Bannoura
IMEMC & Agencies: Thursday, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded various areas in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, kidnapped several Palestinians, and installed roadblocks in different part of the district.
In addition, several Israeli military jeeps invaded the Qabatia town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped a Palestinian security officer.
The sources said that the officer is a member of the Seventh Brigade of the Palestinian National Security Forces, operating on the Nablus district, in an attempt to “arrest gunmen and confiscate weapons”, the Maan News Agency has reported.
Local sources have reported that the soldiers kidnapped Hussein Fathy Mer’ey, 21, and Mahmoud Hakam Awad, 19, after breaking into their homes in the eastern neighborhood of the city.
Soldiers also invaded Qabatia town, south of Jenin, and kidnapped several Palestinians, one of them has been identified as Mahmoud Sharif Saba’na. Several military units were pushed into the area after a speeding Israeli military jeep flipped over; the army reported no injuries among the soldiers.
Media sources in Jenin said that the soldiers also invaded the towns of Methaloon, Sanour, Msalya, and Az-Zababda, installing roadblocks and searching several cars.
The army further invaded Aneen village, west of Jenin, fired several flares, gas bombs and concussion grenades; no injuries or arrests were reported.
Eyewitnesses stated that the soldiers installed a roadblock at the Arraba Junction, southwest of Jenin city, invaded Marka village and the Sahel area, linking it with nearby Qabatia town.
Earlier on Thursday, soldiers invaded various towns in the West Bank District of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped eight Palestinians.